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It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park

It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park September 17, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
(Photo courtesy of Ruthven Park) Ruthven Park is a beautifully preserved Greek Revival mansion on the banks of the Grand River.  It stands above the river, elegant, dignified and evocative of times past. It is a fascinating house to visit, and the grounds offer walking trails through field and...

Dinner in the Orchard – with Ricardo! He’s a peach of a guy.

Dinner in the Orchard – with Ricardo! He’s a peach of a guy. August 23, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s no denying it – the man is a Peach!  And he shared his peach recipes too. (Photo courtesy of Robert Orr) In an open-air pavillion at Kurtz Orchards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, celebrity chef, Food Network star, cookbook author and magazine mogul Ricardo Larrivee  (just plain Ricardo...

New ‘Big Cheese’ in the Neighbourhood

New ‘Big Cheese’ in the Neighbourhood August 16, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Upper Canada Cheese in Jordan Station already makes what I believe is one of the best cheeses in Canada, the creamy and buttery Comfort Cream, (pictured below) (Photo courtesy of Upper Canada Cheese) as well as a lovely firmer semi-soft  but flavourful cheese, Niagara Gold.  While the Comfort Cream...

Tuesday at the Shaw in NOTL

Tuesday at the Shaw in NOTL July 27, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
(photo courtesy of Shaw Festival) It’s Tuesday and summer is picture-perfect in Southern Ontario this year, so why not celebrate with a  great day of theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake! There’s a special “Shaw Tuesday” package that will be available from June through September at...

Vacation in Wine Country: There’s a Muscovy Duck on the Verandah!

Vacation in Wine Country: There’s a Muscovy Duck on the Verandah! July 21, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do | Read More
When the kids are home for the summer, there tends to be more time to share experiences as  a family.  It’s a perfect time for new things to be discovered together.  Like the fact that cows drool and chicken poop is stinky and roosters’ feathers look like silk in the sun.  In other words,...

Spend the Night with a Six Foot Tall White Rabbit.

Spend the Night with a Six Foot Tall White Rabbit. July 20, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
White rabbits have always been magical and Harvey is just one more example of that magic. (Norman Browning as William R. Chumley, M.D. and Mary Haney as Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey. Photo by David Cooper.) The Shaw Festival has always offered a sweet way to escape from the realities of today into...

Top Five Things You Never Heard of In the Niagara Region

Top Five Things You Never Heard of In the Niagara Region June 28, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
1. Violent Death and Romantic Proposals: In the idylic Queen’s Royal Park in Niagara-on-the-Lake, there’s a gazebo that has become a popular place to get married.  You can even arrange to have a local restaurant set up dinner there at sunset for a memorable wedding proposal.  But the gazebo...

DeLuca’s Wine Country Bistro: Superb Dining in Niagara

DeLuca’s Wine Country Bistro: Superb Dining in Niagara June 25, 2010 | Food | Read More
There are so many good places for lunch or dinner in the Niagara Region that sometimes it’s hard to choose.  Niagara-on-the-Lake has numerous popular restaurants, and all throughout wine country, there are culinary gems.  But some are better than others, and some suit your travel plans more...

Flee the G20 – Head for Niagara

Flee the G20 – Head for Niagara June 23, 2010 | Food | Read More
The G20 will make Toronto a madhouse this weekend. Keep your sanity – meander down the peninsula and enjoy the quiet countryside, visit a few wineries and dine at one of the great restaurants along the way. This weekend is the perfect time to visit. Leave the craziness of the Queen Elizabeth Highway...
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